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June 2023

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ITMA Sustainable Innovation Award

The ITMA Sustainable Innovation Award was created by CEMATEX to recognise the collaborative efforts throughout the entire textile and garment value chain, to innovate new and sustainable products and promote outstanding research related to the industry.

 

The Award comprises two categories:

 
  • Industry Excellence Award
    The award recognises textile and garment manufacturers, nominated by ITMA 2023 Exhibitor, who have leveraged on technological innovations to advance business sustainability that benefit people, planet and profit.

     
  • Research & Innovation Excellence Award
    Open to Master’s degree students from an exhibiting ITMA 2023 Research and Innovation organisation, the Award recognises outstanding achievements in textile and garment related post-graduate research

 

Watch interview of ITMA 2019 Award winners

 

ITMA 2019 Award Winners and Finalists

 
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ITMA 2023 Sustainable Innovation Award –
Submission Details

 

Industry Excellence Award

Award Schedule
 

Submission of entries opens: Q4 2022

Submission closes: Q1 2023

More details will be shared at a later date.

 
Judging Criteria
 
  • a. Environmental and social impact brought about by the innovation after its deployment. (30%)

  • b. Impact of the innovation to workforce welfare and the effective developments for best practices. (30%)

  • c. Excellence in design, technical development and efficient deployment of the innovation. (20%)

  • d. Commercial impact resulting from the use of innovation and the integration of sustainability policies into the business strategy. (20%)

 
Prizes
 

The winner of the Industry Excellence Award category shall receive a trophy, in addition to the following:

 

All Finalists shall each receive:

  • • An award certificate

  • • 2 single room nights hotel accommodation at Organiser’s designated hotel

  • • Two ITMA 2023 7-day visitor badges

  • • An exclusive ITMA Award e-badge where finalists and winner can use on their marketing materials for the specific product or innovation

 
How to Join
 

The award recognises textile and garment manufacturers, nominated by ITMA 2023 exhibitors, who have leveraged on technological innovations to advance business sustainability that benefit people, planet and profit. The first award nomination is free. Each additional award nomination is chargeable at EUR200 plus applicable taxes.

 

Step 1

Exhibitor (nominator) must nominate a customer they work with (nominee). Exhibitor cannot nominate themselves. The nominees must be users of the innovative product, process or project. The innovation must be within the scope of ITMA chapters and could be an entire project, technological solutions or processes impacting the nominee’s sustainable production.

 

Step 2

Exhibitor (nominator) logs in to the Exhibitor Centre to submit the Award application. The Events – Award submission site at the Exhibitor Centre will open in Q4 2022.

 

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Award Schedule
 

Submission of entries opens: Q4 2022

Submission closes: Q1 2023

More details will be shared at a later date.

 
Judging Criteria
 
  • a. Environmental, social and commercial impact of research findings applications (30%)

  • b. Creative and excellent research approach (30%)

  • c. Further innovation development potential and future industry value (20%)

  • d. Actual and potential commercial applicability of research findings (20%)

 
Prizes
 

The winner shall receive a cash prize worth €10,000.

The first runner up shall receive a cash prize worth €5,000.

The second runner up shall receive a cash prize worth €3,000.

 

All Finalists shall each receive:

  • • An award certificate

  • • 2 single room nights of hotel accommodation at Organiser’s designated hotel

  • • Two ITMA 2023 7-day visitor badges

  • • An exclusive ITMA Award e-badge where finalists and winner can use on their marketing materials for the specific product or innovation

 
How to Join
 

The Award recognises outstanding achievements in textile and garment related post-graduate research.

 

The award is open to post-graduate students, in part or full-time education, of an exhibiting ITMA 2023 Research & Innovation (R&I) organisation. The thesis must be completed at the time of submission and authored by an individual post graduate student who is currently enrolled or have graduated within the last 18 months at the time of submission.

 

Entry submission is free.

 

Step 1

Exhibitor (nominator) must nominate a post-graduate student (nominee) on the research on textile and garment.

 

Step 2

Exhibitor (nominator) logs in to the Exhibitor Centre to submit the Award application. The Events – Award submission site at the Exhibitor Centre will open in Q4 2022.

 

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Interviews of past ITMA 2019 Sustainable Innovation Award winners

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